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This weekend’s challenge is

‘In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”  Give us the next thirty-three words of this story, as you imagine it.  Take it wherever you like, but make it original and make it 33 words exactly.’

And this is my response.

Hovering above A&E she consults the list.

‘You win the Nobel peace prize for your reconciliation campaign, despite what they’ve done to you today… Your next atrocity will galvanize opposition …Aaaaah! Mrs Jones…’



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The challenge this weekend is “to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves”.  So I thought I’d warn you about the beast who lives in the medicine cabinet.

Scary medicine cabinet

With sickly eyes, needle sharp teeth and scalpel claws, it slobbers behind flu remedies and headache cures probing your fingers.  One tiny graze provides a gateway to your heart for the microbial assassin.


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Halloween has come early over at Triecta.


“And finally, this weekend’s prompt.  As you know, Trifecta has a history of dedicating the entire month of October to Halloween.  We’re kicking it off early and easy with this prompt:

You’ve found some old books.  On page 3 of one of the books, this illustration appears:

Artist credit: Dan Duford

Give us the 33 words that follow this illustration.  What happens next? -”


His hollow eyes locked on the gun.

‘Don’t shoot!’ he begged the fisherman. 

The metallic scrape of the trigger filled the stagnant air.  Powerful green arms squeezed the fisherman’s throat from behind.






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This weekend the challenge is  ‘ for 33 of your own words about a famous trio. The trio could be from literature, from history or from pop culture’.

 I’ve gone for a life-long favourite – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with apologies to C.S.Lewis.



 Lucy hesitated, then opened wardrobe door. The air turned to ice as the Witch burst out, white furs streaming behind her, unable to escape her destiny as the great Lion landed beside her.


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This weekends challenge  is – Remember the apostrophe? defines apostrophe as, “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.”

The White Rabbit’s Prayer to the Traffic Goddess


Oh gracious goddess, please, change the light to green!  No!  don’t let them cross now. Thank you.  Now, can you just keep the level crossing open?  I’m late, for a very important date.


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Here is my contribution to this week end’s challenge    ” we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words.  Tether Loft Crown”.


Family Secrets

Jack surveys  his parents’ dusty  loft.  Puzzled, he pulls at a  grimy Crown Mail sack, almost hidden behind the hobby horse tethered to an old pram. Bundles of blood stained notes fall out.